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Adrian Collins

Adrian Collins

Adrian Collins

Adrian Collins runs Grimdark Magazine and loves anything to do with telling darker stories. Doesn't matter the format, or when it was published or produced--just give him a grim story told in a dark world by a morally grey protagonist and this bloke's in his happy place. Add in a barrel aged stout to sip on after a cheeky body surf under the Australian sun, and that's his heaven.

REVIEW: Deathworlder by Victoria Hayward

A stand-alone novel set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Deathworlder by Victoria Hayward is everything you want from a 40k universe novel. It’s war on an epic scale, the odds are against the protagonists at...

REVIEW: Tears of Raphaela by Richard Swan

In Tears of Raphaela by Richard Swan, a new Warhammer 40,000 short story from Black Library, Brother Ramethos of the Lamenters space marine chapter hunts the last Tyranid Prime across the devoured cities of the...

REVIEW: The Fire Within Them by Matthew Ward

In The Fire Within Them by Matthew Ward, Kat’s story of survival, rebellion, and love and loss that I enjoyed so much in The Darkness Before Them continues. These main themes remain in book...

Rare editions for charity, crowd funding projects, protecting reader communities–this Grim Oak Press publisher talk has it all

Shawn Speakman drops by the channel to talk all things Grim Oak Press books and his writing, including an exclusive announcement about something that’s been sitting on shelves for years and is about to...

GdM Issue #38 featuring South Asian authors is here!

Grimdark Magazine Issue #38 is finally here! This is an issue that I am massively excited about as we try to push your boundaries as a reader through focussing on South Asian SFF. In...

REVIEW: The Straight Razor Cure (Low Town) by Daniel Polansky

Having absolutely adored Polansky’s The Builders, Those Below, Those Above, and Tomorrow’s Children, I knew it was time to go back to where it began and read The Straight Razor Cure (published as Low...

REVIEW: Lost Ark Dreaming by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

In Lost Ark Dreaming by Suyi Davies Okungbowa the seas have risen on the coast of Nigeria. Inside the Fingers—five towers submerged up to level 34 built to house the people who could afford...

REVIEW: Scream in Blue by Jeremy Szal

From the author of Stormblood, Blindspace, and the soon to be released Wolfskin, the novella Scream in Blue takes us away from the far-flung asteroid city of Compass and into more familiar territory: 25th...

REVIEW: Bridge of Kings by Logan D. Irons

Bridge of Kings by Logan D. Irons is the origin story of two characters in the Oaths of Blood trilogy. Full of battle, Vikings killing English (and vise versa), and plenty of Viking-style death...

REVIEW: La Revolution

Set in 1789, La Revolution on Neflix asks the question of what would the French Revolution look like if King Louis tricked the heads of the noble families into a state of undeath to...

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